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: yeah, that's certainly part of the problem. the nsa is not under law allowed
the nsa is not under law allowed to collect information on americans, but in this, you know, again, in the cyberconnected world, overseas and nsa freely admitted that there are times when they perhaps inadvertently, incidentally collect information on americans, not supposed to happen. as we talk about, you go on into the internet, click a few times, a commercial provider is recording the record of those transactions as well. we're getting into that age where concept of privacy's
an international advisory. u.s. law enforcement officials tell cnn the government has skens cores at border crossings. agents are carrying portable devices which kk scan vehicles. it's not clear that the thieves were after the cobalt 60 inside. they say the truck also carried waste and scrap material which may have been the reason the truck was skarthed but it may have been that the cobalt 60 was inside. this material is used for brain imaging and to treat cancer, wolf. it is highly radio active. >> how difficult would it be to weaponize this material? >> experts are telling us it would be fairly difficult. it's usually in lead casing which it is in this case. it's not easy to remove it from that casing. then you would are to attach it to an explosive device with the intent to disperse it. just handling cobalt 60 according to experts outside its casing is extremely dangerous. it's been known to make people very sick quickly and it has killed people just from handling it. >> a worrisome development indeed. brian has more 5:00 p.m. eastern in "the situation room." thanks very much. >>> the en
really interesting. >> case law in there. unbelievable. >> they've got the science. >> i wish i could talk more about this. we will, we'll watch there case carefully. danny and joey, flat out of time. bye. have a great day. >> thank you, everyone for watching. around the world starts right now. >>> this is "around the world." i'm fredricka whitfield. >> i'm michael holmes. thanks for your company today. now, we're going to talk a little bit about the train crash in new york. there have been developments. >> that's right. a deadly train crash taking place just days ago. and now we understand that the train engineer is talking and saying that he may have been in a days, quote unquote, just prior to that train derailing. let's go to washington and rene marsh for more on that. rene? >> freed and michael, we are learning more information about what happened in the moments before that speeding train jumped the tracks in the bronx. two senior law enforcement sources tell cnn producer that the train's engineer, william rockefeller, told investigators on the scene he was dazed in the mom
the judge who ordered the release of the tapes, he said that they're useful in order to improve law enforcement reactions, and quote, delaying the release of the audio recordings, particularly where the legal joifgs to keep them confidential is lacking, only serves to fuel speculation about and undermine confidence in our law enforcement officials. is that judge wrong? >> that shows with you all due respect to that judge, that shows you how inane this is. there is nothing that he just said, nothing in that statement that any rational human would say, okay, right. i listened to those tapes and that gave me confidence in law enforcement. seriously? that doesn't pass the straight face test. it is somebody who just cowed to public opinion, i suppose. and titillation in letting it out and did not want to get appealed. there is no reason, no plausible reason why those tapes, playing those tapes which we just heard gave me any further confidence or anybody else in law enforcement or shed the light on law enforcement. that's ludicrous. >> jeffrey, some families were again the release of the
this curve in law school. i needed the curve. >> listen, we have made real progress. we're moving toward, i feel lying the healthier this gets, the sicker you guys look. this is fixable. >> and we're fixing it. >> that's the bad news. this is the part that's fixable. now we'll get to the numbers, to middle america, the middle class, we'll get to a sticker shock. >> you mean, the middle dallas will finally stop being discriminated against? kids will be able to get health care? >> higher deductibles, and you loose your doctor. >> in the private sector, the first 90 days of a website is called beta. you expect it to -- >> i have not gotten -- >> though nobody has fired. something is in charge, i hope, but forget that. i do think that the governmentor is making an important point. >> my thought is this is a big story about generally nothing, because the website is fixable. the denominator, the underlying numbers, how this works in the long run is what's the problem. >> well, i think you're right in that the problems we're seeing right now are fixable. as we go into 2014, you are going to see a
: in the minutes after the derailment, according to a senior law enforcement source, rockefeller told first responders, going along and i'm in a days, i don't know what happened. ntsb investigators say that ten-year veteran driver was on the second day of a five-day shift. >> the day was a typical nine-hour day. these days were routine days. there's every indication he would have had time to get full restorative sleep. >> reporter: his lawyer says he went to bed at 8:30 and got up at 3:30 a.m. that his client had a good night's sleep and is cooperating in every day. >> i think it takes a strong man to come down and be honest. that's what billy's doing. >> reporter: on the question of the brakes, rockefeller had initially claimed, according to a source, that they didn't work. >> we determined that the metro north mechanical department performed a proper brake test prior to the accident train leaving the station. and there were no anomalies noted. >> reporter: the federal rail administration is expressing serious concerns about metro north's recent series of accidents. in a letter to the head
gun laws for fighting violence. , you can use splenda® no calorie sweetener. splenda® lets you experience the joy of sugar without all the calories. think sugar, say splenda™ without all the calories. 1111 >>> nearly one year ago, 20 gunned down were 6 and 7-year-old children. this was a red line by anybody's account. these were babies. this was a biblical slaughter of innocence. >> it appeared this would be a turning point in the gun reform debates. >> i will use all the powers of this office to help advance from preventing any more like this. we won't prevent them all but that can't be an excuse not to try. ultimate if this effort is going to succeed it's going to retire the help of the american people. >> one year later nothing has changed politically but it's hardly been business as usual in the gun industry. in the wake of future sored. it was a topic we made sure to hit hard when i sat down recently be bill simon, walmart's ceo. december 14th will the one-year anniversary of the sandy hook anniversary. at the time i was very interested in how many these gun sales are af
in the district, we've made some modifications through a comprehensive committee that include law enforcement, representative from the juvenile justice system, the courts and we recognize there's a huge issue here that we need to address. there's been a -- >> okay. let me quickly get way in, kenneth, the concept of zero tolerance was clearly created for a reason. has it gone in the wrong direction? what changed in education that we really needed this? >> what a didn't hear an answer to is what is zero tolerance. my question having worked in school for 30 plus years is what is zero tolerance? is that a 50% tolerance or 25% tolerance or is that what we're going to? i agree there are concerns about suspensions, puexpulsions and arrests. i'm not an advocate of this, there are disproportionate implications as well. my concern is out on the front lines in the school, what does that equate to. what is a minor misdemeanor that we're now going to handcuff school police officers and tell them they're not allowed to apply the law. if my child is assaulted in school, are they not allowed to follow the la
is this law is working and will work into the future. people want the financial stability of health insurance and we're going to keep on working to fix whatever problems come up. >> and so it begins. and this will last until december 23rd, the deadline for people to enroll if they want plans beginning on january 1st. each day the white house says they will plug different benefits that you can get through obama care with help from democrats and progressive action groups. even though we've heard more insurance pitches from the president in the last few months than buill murray endured in "groundhog day." >> just visit >> funny you should mention your health because -- >> deal is good. the prices are low. >> i sell insurance. >> what a shock. >> they're leaving a million people now without health insurance. >> i got the feeling you ain't got any. >> people want affordable health care. >> oh, ned ryerson. even if the president succeeds in his career as an insurance salesman over the next three weeks, there are a lot of big questions about the implementation of his law. joining me
. he has said, and this is coming from a senior official close to the investigation, a senior law enforcement official with knowledge of the investigation that the driver said i was in a daze. i don't know what happened. and this was -- he was referring thering to coming along that straight section of track and hitting the curb at 72 miles an hour. he had gone in the previous two minutes from 60 miles an hour to 72 miles an hour on the 30-mile-an-hour rated curve, applying the brakes literally five seconds before the train came to a rest. essentially almost as if it was coming off the rails at the same time. so that does seem to tally with what he's saying. obviously, fatigue of all the crew involved is something that the ntsb will be looking at. they will be looking at the 72 hours previous to see what he was doing, where he had been,ing what -- whether or not there might be something that would have caused him to be, in his words, in a daze, wolf. >> you say he was going 72 miles an hour. yesterday the ntsb said the train was going 82 miles an hour as it hit that 30-mile-an-hour
? >> and obama care. back from the dead? >> i need to you spread word about the law, about its protections about, how folks can sign up. >> can the affordable care act be saved? let's go "outfront." hello, everyone. i'm in for erin burnett. "outfront," cnn is learning the engineer involve in the deadly train derail many in new york was, quote, nodding off and caught himself too late, unquote, to prevent the deadly crash. that's according to union representative anlth bottalico. according to investigators, he passed the breathalizer test but said he was in a daze and doesn't know what happened after the crash. the national transportation safety board said there was no problem with the brakes. four people were killed and at least 67 others were injured. some of them severely when the commuter train entered a sharp turn going 82 miles an hour in a 30-mile-per-hour zone. nic robson is at the crash site with the latest. >> reporter: human error, william billy rockefeller's daze, increasingly the probable cause. his union representative saying he was nodding off and caught himself too late. >> he is e
. one compelling possible clue has emerged. two senior new york law enforcement sources telling cnn the engineer told investigators at the crash scene that he was, quote, in a daze. that's a quote. in a daze just before the disaster. cnn's nic robertson is joining us from yonkers, new york, outside new york city, at the ntsb briefing. what else did we learn? >> reporter: well, we learned the ntsb has now looked at the signaling. they say that they found no anomalies in the signaling. if we remember, the engineer was quoted as saying right after the accident that he applied the brakes, knock happened. the ntsb say they've had an examination of the brakes, and they feel that the results have come back showing that there were no problems with those brakes. this is what they said. >> we've determined that the metro north mechanical department performed a proper brake test prior to the accident train leaving the station, and there were no anomalies noted. based on these data, there's no indication that the brake systems were not functioning properly. >> reporter: well, the other thing th
said it's important to learn how law enforcement responded to the shooting. and it will be an opportunity to see how they responded and perhaps any changes that could be made. but of course on the flip side of this, families, the community in newtown are not happy about this. i just got off the phone with mark barden, his son, daniel, was killed during the shooting. and he told me we don't want to hear them. and i hope my children don't have to listen to them that. this is a unique case and deserves unique treatment. it's unfortunate they weren't able to see that. and he told me that he'll do everything he can today to make sure that his children are shielded from the media and don't have to listen to the reportings, that he said the potential harm and children listening to it outweighs the definable good as he said. but of course the court ruled just last week upholding the freedom of information commission saying that the release of the audio recordings will assist the public in gauging the appropriateness of law enforcement's response to calls from help f
nine stops before jumping the tracks and there were no reports of brake problems. according to a law enforcement official, rockefeller said he tried to brake but the train didn't stop. the 20-year railroad veteran appeared coherent another official said, results of drug and alcohol tests are not yet known. the ntsb will also look at whether fatigue was a factor. >> we will be developing what we call a 72-hour time line so we have a good understanding of what sort of activities preceded this accident. >> reporter: sources tell cnn rockefeller's phone records have been subpoenaed but based on a preliminary review, it's not believed the engineer was on his phone at the time of the dera derailment that killed four. among them, jim lovell who was commuting to work on sunday morning. >> my dad was not a victim. he was a loving father, great dad, best friend, uncle. i am so proud and blessed that i was able to call him my father. >> reporter: the ntsb says there's no indication of sabotage. they are reviewing surveillance video from a nearby bridge. for more clues on what went wrong. meanti
, but the train would not slow down. this is according to law enforcement who is at the scene. what could have caused that? >> well, it's two pieces. when did he hit the brakes, was he too far into the turn before he hit the brakes, so the recorders are going to tell us when and how much of an application he applied the brakes to. i assume he tried the emergency stop. so the recorders are going to tell us when that happened and just what that means to the accident, but there's a lot more to it than just the speed that this person was going or this train was going. if the condition of the rails, don't lose sight of the fact there was a previous derailment just months before this one at this location, so was the rails repaired properly, was there a problem with the underlying structure of the rails. all of those will be investigated thoroughly. >> the fact that there was an accident close to this location, does that set off warning bells to you? >> oh, yes. yes. the ntsb will focus in on that, definitely, for track condition and geometry. >> in the curve, this went from 70 miles per hour to 30 m
, too. >> a lot to look out for. >>> president obama vowing to keep fighting for the health care law, urging americans to focus on the benefits of obama care, despite the barrage of criticism over the rollout of, that website that had so many problems. >> the bottom line is, this law is working, and will work into the future. people want the financial stability of health insurance. and we're going to keep on working to fix whatever problems come up in any startup, any launch of a project this big that has an impact on one-sixth of our economy. whatever comes up, we're going to just fix it. >> meanwhile, former president bill clinton says his recent suggestion that president obama keep his word and let people keep their health insurance plans was not aimed, or not trying to distance hills from the president's health care law in an effort to help his wife hillary's potential 2016 presidential bid. >> i said nothing about this. not one word, until the president himself spoke. i don't think you can find anybody in america who's worked harder for his re-election or supporte
nelson by a teacher later on. after studying law, his trouble making politics ticks began, and as a boxer he became adept at picking fights and sparring with the an hart hide authority which had increased its oppression against the black population. it was there that mandela made the crucial decision to take up an arms struggle launch the armed wing. he was militant and a fire brandie fointly burning his passbook, a dred the document the an hart hide authorities used to control the movement of south africa's black population. >> the africans require one the franchise on the basis of one man, one vote. they want political independence. >> that simple.demand and the methods he took to fight for democracy eventually saw him and others tried for treason and sabotage by the apartheid government, acts punishable by death but they got life imprisonment instead, banished to robben island one of the country's most brutal and isolated prison. another political prisoner remembers the first time he saw mandela in the primp yard. >> i could see from the way he walked and from his conduct that here was
law enforcement sources tell the engineer, there he is, said he was quote, in a daze. this was revealed to investigators moments after the derailment that killed four and injured more than 60 others. investigators now say this train carrying 150 passengers approached the sharp curve, here's the map, approached the curve doing 82 miles an hour. this is a bend with a speed limit of 30 miles per hour. 82. that is too fast even for the straight away with a 70-mile-per-hour limit. nick is on the scene of the crash and joins me here in the new york studio. wow. now we are hearing about dazed. what do we know from the operator. what led to this? >> well, what he describes as going along in a daze, those were his exact words -- >> not asleep, in a daze. >> in a daze. he says i don't know what happened. this is what he told investigators after the accident. what we do know is five seconds before the train actually physically came to a rest, that's wlthat e that's when the brakes were applied. that's pretty much when the train is actually coming off the rail itself. building th
the tracks and there were no reports of brake problems. according to a law enforcement official, rockefeller said he tried to brake but the train didn't stop. he appeared coherent, another official said. results of drug and alcohol tests are not yet known. the ntsb will also look at whether fatigue was a factor. >> we will be developing what we call a 72-hour timeline so that we have a good understanding of what sort of activities preceded this accident. >> reporter: sources tell cnn rockefeller's phone records have been subpoenaed but based on a preliminary review, it's not believed the engineer was on his phone at the time of the derailment that killed four. among them, jim lovell, who was commuting to work on sunday morning. >> my dad was not a victim. he was a loving father, great dad, best friend, uncle. i am so proud and blessed that i was able to call him my father. >> so not only was this train going too fast, but power to the engine wasn't cut and brakes were not applied until seconds before the train came to a stop. that is far too late. and today investigators are evaluating the t
insisted the sweeping health care law is working and asked supporters to spread the word about benefits of the affordable care act. >> we may never satisfy the laws of opponents. that is fair to say. some are rooting for it to fail. that's not my opinion, by the way, they say it pretty explicitly. some convinced themselves the law has failed regardless of the evidence, but i would advice them to check with the people who are here today. and the people they represent all across the country whose lives have been changed for the better by the affordable care act. >> north korea's leader is believed to have sacked his powerful uncle shown here on the left from the top level government post while two ally haves been publicly executed according to south korean lawmakers briefed by south korea's intel again see. >>> french prosecutors investigating bob dillon on suspicion of insighting hatred. a group representing croatians for comments he made. dillon is accused on likening the croatian people. >>> one of princess dianna's most memorable dresses sold at auction in south london for a whopping
for law enforcement to listen to these tapes as they're released today to try to figure out, how do we, heaven forbid, better handle a school shooting situation? >> we look back to columbine and things started to change back then. we had a procedure where we would therefore wait for s.w.a.t. to arrive. now, we do the after shooter, we're going in. we're going to step over bodies and go towards the shooter and try to neutralize him. we're going to learn from it, come up with new tactics and techniques because i don't think this is going away anytime soon. >> what about the nation? i said at the top of the show, i feel like it broke the nationheart, a lot of our hearts, to do this to first graders of all things. ptsd is a real thing nationwide. >> listening to the tapes, of course, will open up -- >> old wounds. >> some of the old wounds, but sometimes you have to open them in order to clean them out. >> why? >> because you can't repress this stuff any longer. you have to be able to deal with what the reality was at the time and how it affects us now and in the future. so if nothing else
and studying law, mandela's trouble making politics began and as a boxer he became adapt to picking fights and sparring with authorities that increased its oppression against the black population. it was then mandela made the crucial decision to take up an armed struggle launching the armed wing. he was militant and a fire brand, defined burning his passbook, a document the authorities use to control the movement of south africa's black population. >> the africans require want to franchise on the basis of one man, one vote. they want political independence. >> reporter: that simple demand and the methods he took to fight for come mock see he and others tried for treegen and sabotage, acts punishment by day. he got life in prison anyway. one of the most countries and isolated prisons. another political prisoner remembers the first time he saw mandela in the prison yard. >> i could see from the way he walked and from his conduct that he was a man already stamping his authority on prison regime. >> reporter: mandela was released 27 years later. >> i have spoken about freedom in my lifetime. y
and studying law, as a boxer, he became adepth at pecking fights and sparking fights with authorities which had increased against the black population. it was then mandela became the crucial struggle to launch american national congress's when. he was mill and the and a fire brand, defiantly burning his passbook, a dreaded document the authorities used to control the move him of south africa's black population. >> the africans require want a franchise on the basis of one man one vote. they want political independence. >> reporter: that simple demand and the efforts mandela took to fight for democracy eventually saw him and others tried for treason and sabotaged by the apartheid government, acts punishable by death. they were banished to robben island, one of the most brutal and isolated prisons. another political prisoner remembers the first time he saw mandela in a prison yard. >> i could see from the way he walked and from his conduct that here was a man already stamping his authority on prison regime. >> reporter: mandela was released 27 years later. >> i have spoken about freedom in my life
that president obama back when he was a law school student had stayed with him in cambridge, i thought it was the right thing to do to go ask him. nobody had asked him in the past, and the president said he in fact had met omar obama when he moved to cambridge for law school, and he stayed with him for a brief period of time until his apartment was ready. >> so that's what jay carney says. the only real difference here was that he, jay carney, physically asked the president face-to-face, whether he met with the uncle, and that was the difference. the president said, yes, i met with him and stayed with him for three weeks. i spoke with the attorney for the uncle. the uncle's name is an youngo obama. but the uncle threw a congratulatory party for barack obama when he graduated from harvard law school. that's where they're trying to iron out some of the contradictions. >> the uncle came as a student to the united states. was about to be deported, but what, for 50 years, there was this case going on, and only in the last few days has he been told he can stay in the united states legally. >
. >>> robin joins me again and charles ogletree, professor at harvard law school. one activist said moral leaders go to places that are sometimes unlikely and unexpected for their cause. it's okay to see them as a hero but a hero with flaws. what do you make of that statement? >> i think he's a great hero, and i think the flaws need to be taken into context. he's a man who suffered a lot, spent 27 years in jail, treated differently because he was a part of the apartheid system, many people in africa didn't have support. i like what he was able to do and he's a chance sended guy who will have impact not just now but well into the 21st and 22 nd century because of what he's able to do. >> it's interesting to see throughout the history of the struggle, professor ogletree, the defy yens, campaign, working with colored south africans, indians to get a unified response and then the evolution from non-violence from civil disobedience to an armed struggle when they found they basically couldn't get any headway using civil disobedience. >> right, and i think the thing that's missing in a lot of th
back from law-abiding citizens. in the first place, the constitution allows them to have it. but while i may not be able to do everything, what can we do to keep guns out of the hands of mentally ill people? i don't care whether you're conservative or liberal or anywhere in between. everybody will agree, guns do not belong in the hands of mentally ill people. >> what does it say about a great country like america, the great super power of the world, here we are a year after 20 elementary school children were literally blown to pieces in their classrooms and the president stood there a few days later and said i will take action. here we are a year later and absolutely nothing has been done, nothing. >> yeah. >> no background checks brought in. no ban on assault weapons, no ban on high capacity magazines, nobody in washington has done anything to try to prevent this happening again. what does that tell you about the state of the debate about this, never mind anything else? >> yeah, i don't know -- i don't know how they are going to attack it politically. i do know as a pastor, i have to
violence. japan has some of the strictest gun laws in the world. the basic premise of those laws if you want to own a gun, good luck. japan's firearm and swords control law states, no person shall possess a firearm. before listing a few narrow exceptions for hunters and other categories. for the brave view still willing to apply for one, they face an intricately designed bureaucratic obstacle course. just ask rick saka, a former u.s. marine living on mt. fuji, he says he's one of only a handful of foreigners in japan to legally own a gun. back at his house, he showed us the binders full of paper work he's had to deal with over the years, they were a bit overwhelming even to explain. >> what all do you have to do? >> initially, want to help me? >> saka took over 20 hours of lectures, a written test a shooting range class and he passed a criminal background check. a doctor gave him a full physical and psychological exam. he also visited the police station more than five times where he was interviewed in an interrogation room. >> are you having any problems with alcohol, are you having any
are calling the house and senate the do-nothing congress. less than 60 bills have been signed into law this year. our cnn analysis shows this congress could end up the least productive in four decades. a cnn poll of polls shows congress with an approval rating of only 10% while 85% disapprove of how congress is handling or not handling their jobs. ron brownstein is cnn's political analyst and director of the national journal. so house speaker jon boehner blamed senate democrats. so who is at fault here, ron? >> you can -- the question for the blame is even the right word. the fundamental reality we have two coalitions reflected in the democratic majority in the senate and the white house and the public majority in the house that have antithet cal views about what the government should be doing and what the country should look like and they have proven unwilling or unable to bridge their differences and that is the fundamental divide we are facing and there is no sign it's going to end any time soon. you talk about the number of bills and talk about bills of substance. there may be only
of the media. there's no law that's going to stop people from going into town and violating this request. that's where it gets difficult. from cnn's perspective, there are many, many ways to cover this story without being there. while acknowledging the requests from the town. you can have retrospectives, look at the individuals of the victims, you can revisit some of the unknown elements of the crime itself. so i think that cnn is doing the right thing. other news organizations are as well. and this is going to come up again and again, unfortunately, because the fascination, horror of the story, will not diminish. >> hearing from those parents, i'm conflicted. i really actually admire the strength they showed today to come out, because they know that there is this need, this demand. america wants to mourn with them. so here we have them giving this full statement and saying essentially, listen, we're talking now. but come saturday, we want complete and utter privacy. is that how you see it? >> it is. and you know, they're not saying we don't ever think the media should be here and we're never
laws. people thinking it's leading to something that's almost orwell yan. you take rural folks and that plays out. it explodes. so this is going to snowball as long as technology outpaces laws and the people feel the government is infringing on their privacy and liberty. >> so when i visited these hobbyists, they were talking about how the faa is going to come up with a rule and basically will have to come, the government, u.s. government, is going to have to determine what to allow the general public to do when it comes to the commercial use of drones. the u.s. government already has drones out there that are used for law enforcement and for what they argue are national security reasons. but we are in a lace in this country where we are bound to confront these issues in a very public way, but there's really been no debate about the u.s. government's use of drones at all. >> and that's one of the reasons i think you're seeing this popular push back, populist push back because folks are frustrated at the fact that the u.s. government is flying drones over their property and they
in our law enforcement officials. >> i did listen to them. i did hear them. >> reporter: neil lost his 6-year-old son jesse. while he didn't want the calls to be released, he felt compelled to listen. >> i felt it was something i needed to do or wanted to do, just to know. you know, jesse was my son. i brought him into the world. >> reporter: some victims relatives like the daughter of slain principal dawn, the audio helped paint a complete picture. there is nothing on the recordings that violates the victim's privacy, she said, the public has the right to know. one thing all the victim's families stand united on, continuing their loved one's legacy. >> i prefer to focus less on the tragedy but instead be seen as something in a person that is going to help prevent future violence in this country. >> i guess if i had one wish, i wish that everyone could do an act of kindness or try to do a good deed and remember a tragedy in the victims in honor of sandy hook elementary school children and the teachers. >> a media organizations across the country delicately debated what, if anything, from
a statement yet? >> so initially, the train operator told law enforcement officials he applied pressure to the brake but the train did not stop. there was an engineer on board and there were three conductors. investigators hope to be able to speak with the crew in the coming days. they'll want to sit is the down and interview them when they're ready to do that. for now, we have not heard whether or not the interviews have been conducted. we know investigators have found two event recorders, one in the back of the train, the other in the front of the train. the data from those recorders is being downloaded. it should give investigators a very clear picture of what the train's speed, what its velocity was and how the brake system might have been functioning. >> alexandra field, thanks so much, reporting from the bronx. >>> all right. let's take you to london now as the trial resumed today for two men an us coos of first of all slamming their car into a british soldier and then getting out and hacking him to death. >> jurors today saw this video of one of the defendants. we're blurring the
've issued an alert to all the law enforcement agencies along the border. and the homeland security department itself has these sensors deployed with border agents which they can use to wand any type of truck that comes through a border crossing to try to detect whether any of this material is coming through. now, as rafael has mentioned, it is a very big concern obviously for many years now, the homeland security department has worried someone could try to pass something like this across the border to try to detonate some kind of bomb. as rafael has also mentioned, it's a very difficult thing to do. this thing is encased in lead. it is very difficult to extract. there are these little chunks of cobalt 6 on a now if one were to handle it, to even hold it for a few minutes, it is a very dangerous thing and could cause permanent damage, but it is not something that is easily done. at this point, i think they're trying to help the mexican government figure out whether this was just taken by somebody who was targeting some of the scrap material that was on the truck that was taken, fred
, whether they be law enforcement actions or actions government to government, some type of civil sanctions, et cetera, until that happens, this continues unfetered. >> very briefly, if you would, when he was cia director, leon panetta told me the one thing that kept him up at night were fears of a cyberattack. is this related at all to that? >> it is in that it really highlights the fragility of our infrastructure and the fact that nothing is really safe. what secretary panetta had said, mr. panetta had said regarding the infrastructure, is something we talked about for a long time both in and out of government, is the potential for adversaries to access electric power grid, water, sewer, transportation, communications, and look to have an impact on this country similar to the way they did by flying planes into buildings ten years ago, 11 years ago. there are adversaries who are looking to do that and this type of attack really just highlights the concern we should have about the fact that the infrastructure itself is insecure and we need to be taking stronger action to be much more vigila
laws in this country gave rise to apartheid laws in south africa in 1948. even to now, apartheid is no longer a racial matter and social issues but economic, health care, educational, job apartheid is present even today, and he was simply saying that going into iraq was a preemptive strike, broke international law. as a matter of fact, the biggest demonstration in the history of the world took place that day, people saying do not invade iraq. now we admit that 100,000 plus iraqis have been killed, 6,000 plus americans have been killed, 50,000 plus injured, we were wrong. had the wrong target. he was saying we were wrong. president barack obama said we were wrong. the fact is we were wrong. >> what did mandela think about the united states? >> had high hopes for america and had high regard for america. one of the first places he came when he was freed was america, because the fact is demonstrations here, since led by randall robertson and eleanor holmes norton and maxine waters, for a year we demonstrated every day, going to jail to protest. the u.s. congress declared sanctions on
benefits you get after the health care law. open enrollment ends december 7th. so now's the time. visit or call 1-800-medicare >>> well, the white house has backed away from a reported statement made two years ago that president obama had never met an uncle who lives near boston. well, it turns out that the president not only knew him, he once lived with him. why so much confusion? cnn's brian todd has more. >> reporter: he's a 69-year-old man who works at a liquor store near boston and he's now caught up in the president's latest political migraine. the man's name, onyango obama, also called omar, the president's uncle. "the boston globe" previously cited the white house as saying the president and hess uncle had never met, but the white house press secretary now says this -- >> the president said that he, in fact, had met omar obama when he moved to cambridge for law school and that he stayed with him for a brief period of time until his -- the president's apartment was ready. >> reporter: in recent days the uncle said that barack obama stayed with him for three weeks in
. >> it's not about pushing change. >> to say we want laws to go one way or the other. i. >> it may not be your job but i feel like it's my job from. my perspective, mental health professionals can't intervene in crises effectively. there need to be a kind of procedure put in place that allows people who note difference to do their job. >> i want to give you an example from a different set of facts when we were covering bosnia, any number of horrors in the field. i used to be infuriated when editors would say that such and such piece of video cannot be played because it's just too gruesome. i say hang on a second. that's the reality. and actually by telling our stories it did in the end change the reality and it changed the action and intervention and we moved the story along. so i'm very deeply conflicted about this. for me, genuinely it's a matter of taste and a matter of respecting the families one year on. >> but also i think to jeffrey's point about you can make the argument you don't necessarily want to hear them and that a program doesn't necessarily want to play them and is
for the police and law enforcement. he was able to say where the sounds of the shooting were coming from. he was able to say when there was gunfire and silence at well. at one point he is confronted by responding offices and the dispatcher says tell them who you are, and he says custodian, when they realize, they say tell the dispatcher to get connecticut police here and the dispatcher says tell them their on their way. so there is so much that was going on and so much that was happening on so quickly as police try to determine exactly what was happening in the school that you hear the urgency and you realize the horror of what is going on unfolding not almost immediately but in stages as you hear them calling for the connecticut state police while they try to remain quiet and hidden. >> can you explain why we're not playing the tapes? >> a team of very smart people are listening to them, determining the value, determining what is news worthy. what is of value. clearly everyone, not just here at cnn but elsewhere wants to maintain the dignity of the families and what they lost. nobody apts t
was caused by human error or equipment failure. what are you hearing? >> reporter: law enforcement official is telling us that there is no evidence that the engineer was using his cell phone while driving the train. that had been raised as a concern. obviously, it's not allowed by metro north for their crew to use cell phones or other similar equipment while at work. so that is a very important piece of information. but the ntsb saying that the train itself going 82 miles per hour coming out of a limited area to an area, the curve was limited to 30 miles per hour. also we understand that the train had been accelerating prior to hitting that curve, two minutes before, only doing 60 miles per hour. 82 miles per hour hitting the curve. we now know the brakes applied very late. the throttle being released very late as well. this is how they described it. >> approximately six seconds before the rear engine of the train came to a stop, the throttle was reduced to idle. approximately five seconds before the rear engine came to a stop, the brake pressure dropped from 120 psi to zero resulting in fu
or derailment. congress passed a law in 2008 that gave the rail way or the freight train time to install them. >> jason joins us now from the crash scene. so we're learning more tonight about the cell phone, whether or not the engineer was on it when the train crashed. what have you learned about it? >> yeah, anderson, a lot of questions about it. i can tell you that a senior law enforcement spokesperson told cnn they have no reason to believe the train engineer was actually on his cell phone during the time of the derailment. and actually, anderson, speaking to another investigator out here, they tell me there are a lot of moving parts to the investigation, one investigator telling me it is just too soon to have the definitive parts. >> all right, jay, thank you very much. and one commuter on her way to work, before you meet her, this was the car she was in on its side. there was a rows of seats on the left and right. the carry-on rack on the right. amanda, i'm so glad you're okay. how are you holding up? >> physically, i am relatively unscathed, and unbelievably so. emotionally, i probably
action done on guns. as we sit here, he failed. nothing has been done to change any federal gun law in light of what happened. how do you feel as one of the parents about that? >> i don't think he failed. he has been very supportive along with the vice president towards the families of newtown. >> words enough from the leader of your country. do you not want to see some legacy come out of this which actually goes some way to try to prevent it happening again? >> i do. it's not just a gun issue. there many things that have to change to make this change and to make this country a safer country. people have said it's not a gun issue. it's not gun violence. it's mental health issue. it's gun violence. it happened with a gun. mental health is a big part of it. there many aspects that have to be addressed down to the school security. looking at the report that came out from the state's attorney. adam was clearly somebody who had problems. how could you have identified him and gotten him more help? the way he lived, the way his room was described and shown, his mother should have picked up
the laws to go one way or the other. >> i feel like it's my job. i feel like i see something very wrong here that from my perspective, mental health provider can't intervene effectively and that's why a lot of these things happened. there needs to be procedures that allows the people who know the difference to do their job. >> i want to give you a different set of facts when we were covering bosnia. i used to be infuriated when editors would say that such and such piece of video cannot be played because it's just too gruesome. i said hang on a second. that's the reality. by telling our stories, it did in the end change the reality and it changed the action and intervention and move the story along. i am deeply conflicted about this. it's a matter of safety and helping the families. >> you can make the argument that you don't want to hear them and a program doesn't want to play them and it's not going to. that there is the right to have them be released. you don't want the government holding on and hiding whatever it may be. >> that's an important principal and i thought it was wrong tha
in the decision we make and make sure we make the right decision. i have been in law enforcement nearly 50 years. and my prosecution experience has taught me that we need to handle each case equally and fairly. and it's a search for the truth. we did so in this case. our city has two universities, major universities here. and we have dealt with athletes on prior occasions, and made decisions at some time to prosecutor them if the facts merited it. we have carefully examines all of the evidence in this case and have concluded that no charges will be filed against anyone in this case. >> there you have it. that is the headline. i want to talk about this with a number of people at the top of the show. we have cnn's legal analyst and former prosecutor sunny hostin, prosecuted many a rape case, and also former falcons player jamaal anderson, and cnn's martin savidge. big news for folks in tallahass tallahassee. martin, let me begin with you because this percolated. this was a drip, drip slowly. a lot of questions over why this happened and why it took -- we're two days shy of a year to finding out wh
people, you know, natural tendency to not want to obey the laws. that's why we have speed laws in the country, because people go faster than they should. to outlaw street raicing is jus something that's in our fabric. >> are these younger folks, older folks with the money and cache to drive these fancy automobiles? >> from my experience, and i superbeen to a lot of street races, it's mostly younger people. generally speaking these days, it's mostly import cars and that sorof thing, which is kind of like what the gentlemen's movies are about, import cars racing on streets. so yeah, most drag racing on the street is with -- is between kids and their cars. >> and how does it happen? is this a phone call in the middle of the night, hey, i'll meet you here. crowd shows up and boom, they have an audience and they go? >> it's kind of like that. i guess you could call it flash racing. people have a communication system, much of it is done over the internet. sometimes there are certain places in any town where it's known that's where you go to gather up and decide you're going to go dra
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